Design and test of the optical fiber assemblies for the scalar magnetic field sensor aboard the JUICE mission

Irmgard Jernej, M. Faust, R. Lammegger, I. McKenzie, J. Kuhnhenn, C. Knothe, S. O'Riorden, J. Barbero, P. Brown, V. Lelievre, M. Agú, A. Alessi, C. Amtmann, A. Betzler, M. Dougherty, M. Ellmeier, C. Hagen, A. Hauser, M. Hartig, A. LamottM. Leichtfried, W. Magnes, A. Mahapatra, S. Mariojouls, D. Monteiro, A. Pollinger, A. Salomon, U. Weinand, R. Wolf

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A set of optical fiber assemblies has been developed and successfully qualified for its use on a European space science mission to the icy moons of Jupiter (Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, JUICE), to be launched in 2022. The paper gives an overview of the design challenges, the test methods used for failure detection and screening of the optical fiber cable assemblies as well as the further testing performed in the frame of a lot acceptance qualification.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings SPIE
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Conference on Space Optics: ICSO 2020
EditorsBruno Cugny, Zoran Sodnik, Nikos Karafolas
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jun 2021
Event2020 International Conference on Space Optics: ICSO 2020 - Virtuell
Duration: 30 Mar 20202 Apr 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


Conference2020 International Conference on Space Optics
Abbreviated titleICSO 2020


  • Connector
  • CTE
  • FC/APC
  • Fiber
  • Jacket
  • Optic
  • Radiation
  • Space

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

Fields of Expertise

  • Advanced Materials Science

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